Chiang Mai, Thailand

Visiting Chiang Mai? Wondering where to begin?

Here, you’ll find all our published Chiang Mai articles and dispatches over the years, along with tips and resources — like where to stay in Chiang Mai — to inspire and help you plan your next visit to this remarkable and livable city in Northern Thailand.

Our First Visit (2012)

Return to Chiang Mai (2016)

Where to Stay in Chiang Mai

Rendezvous Guesthouse

In 2012, we stayed at Rendezvous Guesthouse, right in the heart of Old Town and recommend this great budget lodging option!

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In 2016, we spent the first half of our stay in Chiang at this funky and well-done guesthouse, a bit farther north of Rendezvous Guesthouse.

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Recommended Gear

Osprey Atmos 65

Our incredibly versatile and lightweight backpacks that Lori and I have used across five continents for the better part of a decade. Highly recommended!

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ErgoBaby 360 Cool Mesh

Our own field-tested and highly recommended ergonomic baby carrier.

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Earth Pak Dry Bag

A life saver for travel in the rainy tropics, at the beach, or on the water.

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Hire a Local Guide or Book a Tour

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance!

Our Recommended Travel Guide

Guide Book of Choice: Lonely Planet Thailand

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Hi, We’re David, Lori & Noe — Come along for the ride as we share our adventures, misadventures, and travel tips we learn along the way.

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